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Old 06-12-2017, 12:47 AM
 
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Thank you, ptsum.
"To walk the Red Road is to know you will one day cross to the Spirit World and you will not be afraid". my thoughts on this is that once you have overcome your fear of death there is nothing that you cannot accomplish, it is that fear that holds you back and keeps you from making certain challenges in your life, if you fear death you fear life because life and death go hand-in-hand,there is this great understanding that we all should know and realize."
This is one I struggle with. Not physical death (at least, I don't think so -- I guess you'd have to ask me if that still holds true when I'm actually at death's door). No, I'm thinking of that sensation of "dying inside" -- being judged as inconsequential, unimportant, worthless, etc., by another, and then finding yourself taking that judgment on board. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else, but that feeling is something I grew up with and carried throughout most of my adult life, and it is still something I have to stay consciously aware of to combat. And it absolutely makes/ has made me fearful of life in some regards. Yep, even after a lot of healing, it's still something I struggle with.
Thank you for this witness, Pleroo. It holds a lot of truth that those who still accept the false idea that we are worthless and deserving of eternal judgment should try to take on board for their own peace of mind.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I'm a liberal Christian. I'd love to share this sacred space with all of you. Finding a light and a safe place isn't so easy anymore. I'll take love, peace and comfort wherever it may be.

I was going to say a lot about how Christianity as a whole seems to have lost the plot ad how we've failed our highest calling of unconditional, even sacrificial love for all others. And how Christians as a whole should be doing this, but it doesn't feel like very many are. This stuff weighs on me. But this isn't the time or place to go further with that. There'll be a thread about it soon. I'm just kind of sad right now, and just want to sit quietly and have things be still for awhile.

Welcome to the circle geekigurl, perhaps you could explain just exactly what a liberal Christian is, don't mean to be disrespectful but I can't say that I have ever heard of such a category for Christianity, has Christianity started changing and started listening to it's followers a little more? I am not a big believer in any kind of organized religion but I do believe that throughout the world certain religions do have its purpose. I do find it interesting how the major religions seem to want to compete with one another for followers and yet if one really takes the time to read and study them, you'll find that they're basically all the same, they all have a supreme being and its followers, so I don't see much difference between them and yet it seems that there is always some type of conflict between them, for what reason? This is something that has always been beyond my understanding, the willingness to sacrifice another person's life for your belief is something that is completely incomprehensible. Just my opinion and I'm sure that there are those who will disagree with me on this particular matter but they are free to do so.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
WOODROW!!


Fer sure.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Welcome to the circle geekigurl, perhaps you could explain just exactly what a liberal Christian is, don't mean to be disrespectful but I can't say that I have ever heard of such a category for Christianity, has Christianity started changing and started listening to it's followers a little more? ....
I'd say the safest definition of a "liberal Christian" would be one who emphasizes acting in love rather that doctrines about Christ. Just for fun and one example of that "listening" as well as of institutional reaction Google "Liberation theology."
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
I'm sorry, Woodrow. I wasn't aware. Sending good thoughts your way.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Will do.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Absolutely!! I try to keep all my friends and their loved ones in my prayers, but I will make an extra plea for your wife, Wood!
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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Sadly, both seem in short supply these days.

At least, where they're needed most.

But sitting in the circle, among friends, is like charging one's inner battery.

Once refreshed/charged, we can rejoin the fray and hope to inflict a little sanity where we can.
I love your posts, Trout.

Hello PTSUM. It's been awhile since I have sat in a Talking Circle. We used gather like this while in college. It was really good for us students. Nice to learn the traditional ways of respect.

Nice to see some new names here. Welcome.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Hello everybody. Good to be back here in the circle. However My wife is still fighting a very hard battle. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Hi Woodrow. Good to see you back but sorry to hear that your wife is struggling. Still, she is in good hands with you as her partner. Isn't she native American, I seem to recall? Do I have that right?
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